Seychelles to build new international airport

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According to eTurboNews, Seychelles should have a new international airport in the next three to four years, as the island nation aims to keep pace with growing demand and increased expectations of the travel market. The existing Seychelles International Airport was opened in 1972 by Queen Elizabeth II while Seychelles was still under colonial rule. It is now battling to handle the increasing traffic – visitor arrivals to the Seychelles in 2015 reached nearly 280,000. The new international airport is expected to be situated to the north of the current structure and cost in the region of $150 million. The existing airport facilities will likely be used for additional services, such as a terminal for private jets, additional cargo space and other needed facilities as the airport requirements grow.